The Goods: Los Angeles Clippers’ Bench Receives New T-Shirt

8470658The Goods is where we highlight NBA merchandise. They could be official, they could be unofficial, or they could be the most random of all merchandise.

Lately, the Clippers’ lethal bench has been getting a few nicknames here and there. But it seems like Clipper fans have settled on “A Tribe Called Bench.” Here’s the story from ESPN L.A.‘s Arash Markazi about the beginnings of a new nickname.

I first asked Jamal Crawford, an early favorite to win the Sixth Man of the Year award, last month if he had a preference for a nickname for the Clippers’ second unit that was slowly beginning to dominate games. He didn’t at that time, but shortly afterward other writers asked fans and followers on Twitter what they thought the bench should be called.

We all had our own lame ideas. I threw out “Lob Deep,” but was immediately shot down. Dan Woike of the Orange County Register threw out “Mob Deep,” but he found out the New York Knicks had used that nickname last year. Woike then got a tweet from a San Francisco Bay Area follower with the handle @squidwai and “A Tribe Called Bench” was born.

Over the past three games, the Clippers have started to play highlights of the second unit to A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” and the #ATribeCalledBench hashtag has started trending on Twitter in Los Angeles during Clippers games.

So give credit to @squidwai about the new nickname. If you’re a hip hop aficionado (okay, I’m really not but work with me here), this was a play off the hip hop group that was making waves in the 90s, A Tribe Called Quest.

And now there is a T-Shirt for “A Tribe Called Bench.” Check it out from Markazi’s tweet.


The whole Clipper bench is on there. If you don’t recognize them, here are the players depicted:

Back Row: Lamar Odom, Ryan Hollins
Middle Row: Grant Hill, Trey Thompkins, Ronny Turiaf
Front Row: Jamal Crawford, Eric Bledsoe, Willie Green, Matt Barnes

This is truly the deepest team in the league. And if Lamar Odom can get it together (and we’ve been seeing a few signs as of late), this group is truly scary.

The shirt is not on sale yet at the official Clippers store. But if you’re a Clippers fan, you should definitely cop the T-shirt.


Rey Moralde is a Southern California native who has a passion for basketball, old-school video games, sushi, and terrible pop music.

Related posts

Buy Generic Viagra Without a Prescription buy apcalis sx drug online Buy apcalis sx oral jelly Online buy Generic Assurans online Buy Brand and Generic Cialis Online Buy Brand Levitra Online buy cheapest Viagra online Buy Cheap Generic Cialis online Buy Cheap Generic Cialis Black online order Generic Cialis Daily online buy Generic Cialis Flavored online buy Generic Cialis Jelly online buy cialis light pack online 30 pills buy cialis light pack online 60 pills buy cialis light pack online 90 pills buy cialis pack online 30 pills buy cialis pack online 60 pills buy cialis pack online 90 pills Buy Generic Cialis Professional Online Without Prescription Buy Generic Cialis Soft 20mg Online buy cialis strong pack online 30 pills buy cialis strong pack online 60 pills purchase Generic Cialis Super Active online buy ed advanced pack online buy ed medium pack online buy ed soft medium pack online order ed super advanced pack online buy ed trial pack online Buy Cheap Erectalis No Prescription Buy Cheap Eriacta No Prescription purchase Extra Super Avana online Buy Forzest Online Buy Cheap Sildenafil Tablets Online order jelly pack online buy jelly pack online Order Cheap Generic Kamagra online Buy kamagra effervescent online Buy Kamagra Flavored Online Buy Kamagra Gold Online Generic Buy Kamagra Oral Jelly 100mg order kamagra pack online order jelly pack online buy Kamagra Polo online Buy Kamagra Soft Online Buy Generic Levitra Online order Generic Levitra Oral Jelly online buy Levitra 20 mg online buy Levitra Soft 20 mg online buy Levitra Professional 20 mg buy Generic Levitra Professional online Purchase levitra soft Online buy Generic Levitra online buy Malegra DXT online order Malegra FXT online buy Megalis online Tadalafil order Penegra online buy Viagra Professional 100 mg buy Cialis Professional 20 mg Buy Red Viagra Online No Prescription Buy Generic Revatio online Buy Silagra Online purchase Generic Sildalis online order Generic Silvitra online buy Viagra Soft 100 mg online buy Cialis soft 20 mg online buy Generic Stendra online Avanafil Buy Suhagra Online Without Prescription buy Viagra Super Active 100 mg buy cialis Super Active 100 mg buy Super Avana online buy super ed trial pack online buy hard on drugs online order Super Kamagra online purchase Super P-Force online buy viagra cialis levitra online Buy Tadacip No Prescription Buy Tadalis Sx Online buy Tadapox online order Tadora online order Generic Viagra Online buy buy Generic Viagra Caps online order viagra flavored online buy Viagra Gold Vigour Buy Generic Viagra Jelly Online buy generic viagra 100mg buy Viagra Super Active 100 mg buy Viagra Professional 100 mg Buy Generic Viagra Professional Online Buy Viagra soft Online buy viagra strong pack buy viagra 150 mg online order Generic Viagra Super Active online Buy Vigora Online Without Prescription buy female cialis viagra buy female cialis viagra Buy Zenegra Online
order cialis 5 mg \ discount generic viagra pills online \ cialis 10mg canada pharmacy \ purchase viagra 100 mg \ http://orderedtabs247.com/generic-viagra-online-without-prescription.php \ cialis pharmacy \ viagra soft tabs online pharmacy \ online levitra without prescription \ soft tab viagra \ purchase viagra 25 mg \ levitra brand